Michael Jackson’s Mirror. – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Michael Jackson’s Mirror. – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

“I think, despite the jokes and the sarcasm, we all knew what the plastic surgery was about. There was the stuff that MJ did that we joked about because it was weird, and there was the stuff he did that we joked about because it made us uncomfortable, because it told us something really ugly about the way things are and about ourselves too–I’m not talking just about white people, it’s 2009 and ‘good hair’ hasn’t gone out of style quite yet. I think things are different from the way they were in Jackson’s heyday. But not so different that it’s funny.”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)